Ignition switch

Tiny
LUKE OLSEN
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  • 1986 CHEVROLET VAN
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
Van will not start (random). The engine cranks over, but no spark. Try again later, and it may start.
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Monday, April 30th, 2018 AT 7:18 AM

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Tiny
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It could be the ignition switch. You should test the wire going to the ignition coil for voltage when the times it does not start.
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Monday, April 30th, 2018 AT 7:24 AM
Tiny
LUKE OLSEN
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There is power to the coil. Just a test light, though. I do not know the voltage.
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Monday, April 30th, 2018 AT 7:53 AM
Tiny
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Last fall I accidentally grounded the ignition wire, and then repaired the fusible link at the starter.
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Monday, April 30th, 2018 AT 7:57 AM
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Are you doing this test while there is spark or when there is no spark? Because you have to wait until you have no spark.
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Monday, April 30th, 2018 AT 9:02 AM

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